Friday, February 11, 2011

Love Week: South Bay Church

It's no secret that I am head over heels in love with South Bay Church. Here's my top 10 for South Bay:
  1. The pastor is REALLY hot! (That better not be one of the reasons YOU love South Bay Church!) 
  2. The refreshments always greet me like an old tea on a cool morning. I think Andy goes through about 4 bottles of water, 2 bananas, and 3 clementines every Sunday morning!
  3. I love the intentionality of the mood/experience that Archie and the creative team work so hard to prepare. It all works together to draw us into the presence of God and to be ready to hear from Him.
  4. I love that both of my kids LOVE Bay Kids. I never have to arm wrestle them to go. They enjoy it, which is a really good thing since they get a triple dose of it each week!
  5. Our worship band rocks! (Pun totally intended.) I love to feel the base and drums in my chest. And I think the people who wear earplugs are so cute; I just want to squeeze them!
  6. I love that I get tears in my eyes at least once almost every Sunday...God is doing something so fresh in our midst. 
  7. I love feeling challenged to take next steps each week. There is rarely a week that goes by that I don't do something differently because of the sermon I heard on Sunday.
  8. Our staff families are uh-may-zing! I could sing their praises all day long. Just pick a name and I've got a list of things I love about that person.
  9. I love meeting people in between the services who tell me stories about how God is changing their life through the ministry of South Bay Church. That NEVER gets old. Every. Single. Story. touches my heart deeply.
  10. I love knowing that we are apart of something so much bigger than ourselves. I believe that our lives and this church are just a small part of the movement that God intends to do in the Bay Area. In 20 years from now when we look back at all God has done, we will be filled with such joy knowing that we were apart of it.
If you are a South Bayer, please leave a comment to tell me something that YOU love about South Bay!


Sarah Ann said...

You guys are so awesome! I don't think I've ever commented on your blog but I always read it!
Anyway, you're right, you have something very special going on out there :)

Sanders said...

Sounds pretty amazing - hope we get to visit in the future!!
I love #9 for Caedmon! Can't tell you how happy it makes me to hear that request is being answered!!!!

Love you!!